NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be speaking publicly on Friday afternoon to talk about the league’s recent domestic violence issues.

By SI Wire
September 19, 2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be speaking publicly at 3 p.m. on Friday to talk about the league’s recent domestic violence issues. He has not spoken about the issue for more than a week. 

Critics have urged Goodell to address the topic after a series of domestic violence and child abuse cases have made the news. 

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Goodell had previously been criticized for initially giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The NFL suspended Rice indefinitely after a video of Rice and Palmer surfaced. 

Goodell announced earlier Friday that all NFL personnel will have educational sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault within the next 30 days.

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